A4 Spotlight: US Gill Flagship Prototype

A4 Spotlight: US Gill Flagship Prototype

When A4 Architecture began the design process for the first flagship store for Gill Marine North America, our challenge was to try to capture both the innovation of the company’s technologic approach to apparel but also the longstanding tradition of yachting which...
A4 Spotlight: RWU School of Architecture

A4 Spotlight: RWU School of Architecture

Rhode Island is perhaps most noted for being geographically the smallest state in the union. It is 1214 square miles (sm) in size with 1055 sm of land and 169 sm of water. The state has over 400 miles of coastline and thereby earns its nickname “The Ocean State” for...
A4 Spotlight: Newport Armory

A4 Spotlight: Newport Armory

Thames Street in Newport has long been the ‘main street’ of the city’s waterfront since its settlement in 1639. Blessed with a perfectly protected deep water harbor just off the Atlantic Ocean routes connecting New York, Boston, and Charlestown, Newport quickly grew...
A4 Spotlight: Arbor Day

A4 Spotlight: Arbor Day

There are many high technology solutions to help fight climate change, but one of the best is also one of the oldest: to plant trees. According to Wikipedia, the first communal celebration of planting trees happened in 1594 in the Spanish village of Monoñedo, where...
A4 Spotlight: Entrained Energy

A4 Spotlight: Entrained Energy

As each year passes, it becomes clearer and clearer that humanity is facing a serious climate crisis.  Temperatures in the Arctic and Antarctic have been measured 70 degrees above normal for this time of year.  The problem often seems so large and intractable that it...